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HELP KEEP OUR LIGHTS ON

Cinco Ranch Residents pay a maintenance fee where a large portion includes the electricity to light our streets. Each streetlight costs the Cinco Ranch Associations approximately $30 dollars a month. This fee is billed to us whether the light is working or not. If you see a light(s) burned out, please help us by getting the number on the pole. You may submit the work order to Centerpoint Energy or report it to the Associations Office. To report the outage yourself you will either fill out the form available at: www.centerpointenergy.com/outage or you can call the information into Centerpoint Energy at 713-207-2222. The electronic form is much faster as you won’t be put on “hold.”

MOLD & MILDEW

The shared use agreement was signed in October of 2009 through the end of 2013. At that time, the shared use agreement will be reviewed. All Recreation Facilities are open to both Cinco and Cinco Southwest Residents. This includes pools, tennis courts, parks, hike and bike trails and the Lake House Recreation Facility. There are charges for renting some of the facilities. Members must purchase their Pool Key Cards from their appropriate Management Company. If you live east of Katy Gaston Road, you are in the Cinco Association and can purchase your Pool Key Cards at 3022 Windemere Park Lane. If you live west of Katy Gaston Road, you are in the Cinco Southwest Association and can purchase your Pool Key Cards at the Lake House at 25202 Springwood Lake Drive.

Because of all the humidity in our area, many homeowners will start to notice a discoloration on the outside of their homes that can range in color from green and black to orange and gray. This is caused from mold or mildew deposits accumulating on the surface. This is a surface problem that can occur on siding, shingles, decks, patios, roofing materials, stucco, driveways and even concrete. When treated in a timely manner, it usually does not affect the strength or other important properties of the exterior surfaces, it simply looks bad. Some helpful suggestions to remove these stains that have been submitted from Cinco Ranch Residents are to clean with a mildewcide or to power wash. One Resident specifically suggested a product called Jomax, which can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowe’s or Ace Hardware. Jomax mixes with bleach and water and does not require the use of a power washer. Regardless of how you choose to remove the mold from your home, please always remember to read the instructions carefully and wear protective equipment.

CINCO AND CINCO SOUTHWEST SHARED USE AGREEMENT

Cinco has 7 pools available during the swim season. Starting in April, the Greenway Village pool will open. This pool stays open through the end of October. Cinco Southwest has two pools - The Lake House Pool and the Rosewood Pool. All of these pools are available for use by both Cinco and Cinco Southwest Residents.

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PET LEASH LAWS IN THE CINCO RANCH AREA

FT. BEND COUNTY - LEASH LAW

Laws written to ensure that owned animals are confined to their property or kept on a leash make freeing a community of unrestrained and free-roaming animals easier. Although most dog bites occur on the property where the dog lives, unrestrained or free-roaming dogs do pose a substantial threat to the public. In addition, unrestrained animals are at increased risk of being bitten by rabies-infected wildlife. Enforcement of restraint laws is essential in enhancing the animal control program efforts to reduce the risk of rabies in our community. LICENSING OF DOGS AND CATS The primary benefit of licensing animals is identification, should that animal become lost. Licensing also: • Ensures that rabies vaccination are current • Allows for quick identification in case of a bite incident • Provides revenue to offset the administration costs of the animal control program VACCINATION Rabies vaccinations are a prerequisite for licensing dogs and cats because they are an important control measure for the public health threat of rabies. In addition to protecting pets, rabies vaccinations provide a barrier between infected wild animals and humans.

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• Newspaper Delivery - If you are leaving town and normally have a newspaper delivered, you can call the newspaper office and most of them will not deliver the paper while you are away. If you receive the Houston Chronicle, you may call 281-391-7992 or 713-220-7211 to stop your paper during your vacation or go to https://file.chron.com/forms/vacationhold.asp. • Call Before You Dig - 1-800-545-6005 or 1-800-344-8377.

WOUNDED WILDLIFE? WHO DO I CALL?

Cinco Ranch Residents report wounded to the proper agency, Wildlife Rehabilitators. How to Contact Wildlife Rehabilitators in our Area Fort Bend County - Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Accepts: Mammals, birds, reptiles Location: Houston 713-861-WILD (9 AM - 6 pM); 713-643-WILD (after hrs.)

DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS!

Recently, signs have been added to the area surrounding the lake at Lake pointe advising residents not to feed the ducks at the park and lake. The duck population at Lake pointe is a concern and feeding the ducks is encouraging the ducks to loiter. The ducks are a part of nature and the lake is a natural area, but feeding the ducks in this manner causes a duck population growth and subsequently the mess that goes along with it. please keep this in mind the next time you are enjoying the park and lake.

SHERIFF’S VACATION HOME WATCH

Vacation Can Be Great! Make sure you return home and feel great. If you are going on vacation, a business trip or just going away for the weekend, please put your house on a vacation watch list. It only takes a few minutes to inform local police that you are away from home. Take measures to secure your home and cars. Let your neighbors know that you will be away and when you plan to return. Inform neighbors and law enforcement if you plan on having maintenance services stop by while you are on vacation. It is advised that you have newspapers stopped, mail held and any advertisement left on your property picked up by someone. Keeping lawn mowed for a normal appearance to the property will look as if there is active occupancy. Taking preventative steps may deter vandals or thieves from entering your home.

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Log into the site or call the office to give appropriate information. Make sure to cancel the watch when you return home. Fort Bend County Residents: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/vacationForm.asp. Harris County Residents: Call 713-221-6000 and give home information. Going out of town? Contact your sheriff’s Department to have them watch your home.

CINCO RANCH RESIDENTS

DO YOU HAVE THIS PHONE NUMBER IN YOUR CELL PHONE? Two phone numbers suggested you save in your cell phone are the nonemergency Harris County precinct 5 Constables and Fort Bend County Sheriff’s numbers. 911 should always be used in case of an emergency, but many times we need to contact the Sheriff’s Department and need to do so quickly. Don’t hesitate to call the Sheriff’s Department if something in your neighborhood seems questionable. This will give our contract deputies probable cause to investigate. This would include suspicious vehicles (vehicles exhibiting unsafe or erratic driving behavior), suspicious persons or behavior, activity at you neighbors home when you know they are on vacation and anything else that may be out of the ordinary in your neighborhood. Don’t take a chance on you or your family’s safety. Harris County precinct 5 Constables Fort Bend County Sheriff

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PROTECT STORM DRAINS

Just one quart of motor oil can ruin the quality of 250,000 gallons of water. Decomposing leaves and grass clippings can cause large amounts of algae to grow which depletes the oxygen level in the water and can lead to fish kills. The blowing, sweeping or dumping of grass clippings and other pollutants down the storm drain is against Texas State Law punishable by a fine of $5,000 for each offense. pLEASE CALL 281-398-8211 TO REpORT OFFENDERS.

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ST. BARTHOLOMEW PRE-SCHOOL REGISTRATION STARTS MARCH 1, 2012

The Program is open to children 18 months to 5 years old (Including our Transition Class). 2 Days Pre-School: Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed 3 Days Pre-school: Tues/Wed/Thurs 5 Days Pre-school: Monday through Friday From 9:00 AM to 1:50 PM

Wednesday-Thursday: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Miércoles y jueves: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Church on the rock is located at 433 S. Barker Cypress, Houston TX 77094. Phone: 281-599-9777. This is monthly event same days and time. Is a bilingual program.

For more information please contact: Luchy Batista (luchy@st-bart.org) or Rose Stornello (rose@st-bart.org) or call 281-391-4758.

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(Students must be 12 before they can be added to the babysitting list.) Please fill in all information Job(s) _________________________________ q B -Babysitting Name _________________________________ q SS -Safe Sitter

q SL -Swim Lessons

Street _________________________________ q CPR -CPR Certified Email _________________________________ Birthdate - Mo/Yr_________________________ Age ______ Yr HS Grad________ or Gr ________ Phone _________________________________ Subd__________________________________

q FAC -First Aid Cert. q RCC -Red Cross Cert. q P -Pet Care (only) q PP -Pet/Plant Sitter q H -Housecare q L -Lawncare q T -Tutor q C -Car Detailing

I give my permission for my child’s name and phone number to be published in the ‘Teenage Job Seekers’ section of our subdivision newsletter. Parent Signature ____________________________________________________

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Private Schools Texas Christian School will hold their annual Open House: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:30 PM: View Science/Art Fair projects, tour the campus, visit classrooms. In addition, you will have the opportunity for Child Safety Fingerprinting at a nominal fee of $10. Educating 2-year-old - 12th grade for over 20 years using challenging Curriculum, character development and sports. Contact us at 281550-6060, 17810 Kieth-Harrow Blvd., Houston, TX 77084 or visit www. TexasChristianSchool.org.

SPELLING BEE CHAMP

The top Faith West Academy speller for the school-level, HoustonPBS Spelling Bee was sixth grader, Jess Taberner, son of Nita and Mike Adam. In the 10th and Championship Round, the winning word was ‘irritability.’ Jess Taberner advanced to the private school district competition for Harris County Private Schools Spelling Bee in February. To compete in the HoustonPBS Spelling Bee, students must win a series of competitions at school and at district/regional/county level. The HoustonPBS

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Community Events Garage Sales

POPE JOHN XXII HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE

Pope John XXII High School, 1800 West Grand Parkway N. Katy TX 77449, located on the corner of Franz and W. Grand Parkway, will host a Community Wide Garage Sale from 7:30 AM to 12 noon, Saturday, March 3, 2012, in the school gym (rain or shine). 12X12 Spaces are available to rent for $30, if interested. Please contact Ana Sanchez re: Community Garage Sale at ams1965@att.NET. Space is limited, so act fast!

KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) GARAGE SALE

Katy Area Parents of Multiples (KAPOM) will be holding their next semiannual garage sale on Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The sale will be located at The Church of Holy Apostles, 1225 W. Grand Pkwy. S. Katy, TX 77494. KAPOM’s consignment style sale will be selling gently used child related and household items. Lots of kids clothing, toys and equipment. Contact kapom@kapom.org for more information. We will also be hosting a breakfast bake sale so come hungry!

SUNDOWN GLEN COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

There will be a Community Garage Sale on March 24, 2012 with a rain date of March 31, 2012. Signs will be posted at the entrances to the subdivision and individual signs at homes. Sundown Glen is located off North Fry Road and Saums.

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TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND HUGE GARAGE SALE

The Garage Sale will be on Saturday, March 31st, 8 AM - 1 PM, in the James E. Taylor HS Parking Lot, 20700 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy. There will be furniture, kitchenware, clothing, toys, sporting goods, tools and more! Sponsored by Boosters of the 300+ student JET Band. All proceeds benefit the band!

Craft Shows & Festivals 49TH ANNUAL SPRING THING MARKET TO BE HELD AT CHAPELWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Chapelwood United Methodist Women’s 49th annual Spring Thing Market will take place Wednesday, March 7th, from 9 AM - 5 PM and Thursday, March 8th, from 9 AM - 3 PM, at the church at 11140 Greenbay Drive, Houston. Preview Party will be held Tuesday, March 6th, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM. On of the largest spring bazaars in the city, it features more than 90 unique vendors, which will provide an exceptional and diverse shopping experience. More than 300 volunteers organize this grand event and ensure that proceeds go to charities chosen by the United Methodist Women. This year, because of the generosity of Chapelwood members, 100% of the proceeds from Spring Thing will support the chosen local and global charities. It includes an expansive silent auction and this year several vacation trips and homes, decorative accessories, jewelry and unique theme baskets. Additionally this market will give shoppers the opportunity to donate directly to a particular charity. Admission to Spring Thing will be free, and entry to the Preview Party is a donation of $10. For more information, click on www.umwspringthing.org or visit Facebook. com/SpringThingMarket for year round news and specific vendors.

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at an awards dinner following the tournament. Advertising opportunities will range from one-hole sponsorships to coveted space on the new Spartan Band Big Rig Trailer. More information and registration may be found at: www.slhsband.org or www.tournevents.com/spartanband or email: vinhnguyen1@allstate.com.

Fundraisers NWHC AGGIE MOMS’ CLUB

“BOOTS ‘N WHOOPS!” ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISER

Aggie Recording Artist, Kimberly Dunn will be at our annual spring fundraiser “Boots ‘N Whoops!” Aggie or not, this is a concert you don’t want to miss! Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Red River Dance Hall (SH 249) Purchase tickets today for this private performance.

NOW IS THE TIME! FOR ALL AGGIE MOMS IN NW HARRIS COUNTY TO JOIN US FOR CAREER NIGHT

You won’t want to miss our March meeting for NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club. David McMahon, associate director of the TAMU Career Center, will speak about the many ways the “award winning” Texas A&M Career Center can help students find that perfect job! Aggie students and parents will get valuable information about career and job searches, job postings, internships, on-campus interviews and employer seminars. The meeting will be held during TAMU Spring break, so bring your job-seeking Aggie students along for some great advice! The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7 pm at the Houston Distributing Company, Inc. conveniently located at 7100 High Life Drive near Cutten Road and Willowbrook Mall. Join other Aggie Moms for food, fun, and fabulous networking! Shop for “one-of-a-kind” graduation gifts at our Aggie Moms’ Boutique. Our beautiful, Traditions Pillows are professionally embroidered with memory icons that will warm the heart of any Aggie and are only available through NWHC Aggie Moms. To keep up with NWHC Aggie Moms, like our FACEBOOK and visit our web page at www.nwhcaggiemoms.org.

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KATY/WEST HOUSTON AGGIE MOM’S HOST LOCAL “BIG EVENT”

Join local Aggie Moms on Saturday, March 24th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at Living Word Lutheran Church, 3700 S. Mason Road, for our “Fit To Be Tied” project event. We will be tying no-sew fleece blankets for donation to area charities including the Krause Center. For more information, to volunteer, or to find out how to make a donation of fabric to this event, check out our website at www.katywesthoustonaggiemoms.com or email Cathy McMaster at cathymcmaster@comcast.net. Thanks and Gig’Em!

MASQUERADE MIXER FUNDRAISER

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Katy-Prairie View Chapter, requests the honor of your presence at its 2nd Annual Masquerade Mixer Fundraiser on March 31, 2012 at The Safari Ranch Ballroom, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am. You will enjoy great music, great casino games, a great silent auction and great food. Tickets are $50 each. Contact Lolita for ticket sales at 713-822-2772. If you would like to make a donation or sponsor this great event, please contact April at 713-569-5464. So come out and party-for-a-purpose. The proceeds will benefit the Jack and Jill of America Foundation and The Fort Bend Women’s Shelter.

NOTTINGHAM COUNTRY GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PLANT AND BAKE SALE

On Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm, the Nottingham Country Garden Club will have their annual Fundraising Plant and Bake Sale. The sale will take place in the parking lot of Cici’s Pizza/Sam’s Deli, located at the SE corner of Pin Oak Rd. & Kingsland Blvd., South of Katy Mills Mall. We will be selling plants of many varieties and sizes grown by our club gardeners and home-baked goodies, all at excellent prices.

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combos comprised of student jazz musicians throughout the day, as well as featured guitar artists and aspiring music groups, via the component known as the Katy Guitar Fest. Each day then can be completed by attending the Featured Concerts on Friday and Saturday nights by world-renown jazz recording artists. Throughout the day an exhibit of outstanding visual artwork, by area and national artists, known as ARTkaty is on display and provides the opportunity for attendees to view, enjoy, and purchase fine artwork of the highest quality. More information about the featured jazz artists, featured guitar artists, and visual artists can be found on the website: www.WestHoustonJazz.com. When you have reached the website, you can sign up for updates on the artists and latest information pertaining to the Festival and the professional artists! You can also follow the latest “buzz” about the Katy/West Houston Jazz Festival on Facebook, a link to which can also be found on the website!

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Performance participation in the Katy/West Houston Jazz Festival is open to all student jazz ensembles (big bands and/or combos) at the middle school, junior high, high school and/or college levels. Performance and participation in the Katy Guitar Fest is encouraged for all guitarists of all ages and all genres of music. Registration forms for each of these components are available on the website: www.WestHoustonJazz.com. Student participating ensembles will receive professional constructive comments by renowned professional jazz artists after their performances, as well as participate in individualized instruction on their own musical instruments through “master classes” with the professional jazz artists. Topics and technical studies ranging from jazz interpretation to improvisation to composition and professional pathways in jazz are all included in the master classes. Festival attendees may attend any of the daily performances and art exhibit with the purchase of a daily admission wristband. Shuttle buses will be available, at no cost to Festival attendees, for transportation from the local Katy hotels (which offer reduced rates to Festival participants and attendees) to the Festival and return them to their original point of departure. Daily admission wristbands will be available at the entrance to the Katy High School Performing Arts Center or in the lobby of the following Katy hotels located at the Katy Mills Mall area: Best Western Plus; Hilton Garden Inn; Springhill Suites, by Marriott and the Residence Inn, by Marriott. Admission to the evening Feature Concerts is by ticket only. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Window of the Katy High School Performing Arts Center or in the lobby areas of the Katy hotels noted above during the days of the Festival, or in advance from any Katy ISD high school band member, Cinco Ranch Conservatory of Music or online at www.WestHoustonJazz. com. Please visit the website to receive information pertaining to the dates for ticket sales at a later time. Proceeds from the Festival go to support the jazz education at Katy ISD high schools.

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On March 1, 2012 Nottingham Country Garden Club will feature Marilyn Almon, a Fort Bend Master Gardener. Her program will be Propagation. Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 AM and the program will start at 10 AM, followed by the NCGC Meeting. Please join us at the Municipal Utility Bldg. #81 at 805 Hidden Canyon Drive in Katy. For more information, see our website: www.nottinghamgardenclub.org or call 281-578-1036 or 281-6930016. Watch for information regarding our annual plant and bake sale, which will be coming up at the end of March. We welcome all people interesting in gardening and gardening related areas from West Houston and the Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our group! NCGC is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs and the National Federation of Garden Clubs. (Our

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Volunteer Opportunities VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are interested in working in the nursery, at our reception desk, in our gift shop or even transporting patients, we have a place for you. For more information, please contact Brenda Kepner, Manager of Volunteer Services at 281-644-7581.

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Houston Area Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new, handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized, can use the following items you might be discarding: • Fabri-cotton, cotton blends, flannel and fleece • Yarn • Crochet thread • Narrow ribbon If you have any of these items to donate or for information about Project Linus, please call Karen Hagin, Cinco Ranch resident and Project Linus blanketeer 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator 281-492-2679. More information about Project Linus can be found at www.projectlinus.org.

TEXAS WILDLIFE REHABILITATION COALITION, INC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE ADVOCATES

Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill, and injured native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open seven days a week to help wildlife in need. TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators. We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife – one animal at a time. Call the center at 713468-8972 x158 for more information or email the Volunteer Coordinator at membership@twrc-houston.org. Visit our website at www.twrc-houston.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF SECOND CHANCES

CROSSROADS mentors are regular people, just like you, who prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by fostering positive mentoring relationships. The goal is crime prevention! Our mentors must be 21 years of age and volunteer a minimum of 1 hour a week. There are many sites, areas and available times of the week for mentors to meet with their assigned child. We desperately need loving and caring mentors for boys and girls that do not have anyone visiting them! Please consider devoting just one hour a week to the future of a needy child, many times you are their only visitors. Contact Jan Sadler Gibbs at jan.gibbs@hcjpd.hctx.net or 713-295-2779.

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PREGNANCY HELP CENTER SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEERS

Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston educating and supporting men and women in making healthy choices for life in sexual integrity, unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, facilitating small groups, administrative assistance, medical services, donation room and development. Discover your calling! For information inquire through the web site vsc@phckaty.org or call 281578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.

SIRE, HOUSTON’S THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTERS

The only time our clients say they feel free is when they’re riding a horse in a brisk walk around the arena or driving a carriage through the wooded pastures or feel the nudge of a horse’s muzzle at their shoulder saying, “I’m glad to see you, my friend.” Nothing else can compare with therapy on horseback. Equine-assisted activities improve physical balance and coordination, mental acuity, emotional stability and social interactions. At SIRE, we see miracles on horseback happen every day. The work of our dedicated volunteers helps guarantee that children and adults with disabilities in the Greater Houston Area will have the programs they need to live longer, healthier, more productive lives. In addition to their weekly work in the arena, many of our volunteers donate their time and talents at fund-raising events such as our annual Ride-A-Thon and the yearly Trailblazers Luncheon. Volunteers are on hand during the NARHA on-site certification and annual SIRE Show-Off and volunteers are vital to our Clients’ successes at the Top Hands Horse Show, during the Houston Rodeo and competition at the regional and state Special Olympics. Therapeutic horseback riding creates a bond of success between the rider and their horse. Volunteers are their own personal cheering section and the instructor is their mentor and coach. Clients become more empowered and better equipped to fully live their lives, each day. To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator. SIRESpring, call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-3567588. SIRE Fort Bend at Sienna Stables, call 281-431-1741.

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Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Autumn Grove Cottage is an assisted living facility for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia related illnesses. We are interested in volunteers socializing with our Residents. We are a small cottage, close to your neighborhood, with just 16 Residents. If you would like to volunteer in a cozy, home-like atmosphere then call the Volunteer Coordinator at 281-398-6845 or visit our website www. autumngrovecottage.com. Come be a part of our philosophy - “To honor our Residents and those who love and care for them.” Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and attend a brief training session.

BECOME A SUNRISE VOLUNTEER

Fond Memories and Treasured Traditions Start Here…Enrich lives through your generous gift of service as a Sunrise Volunteer. Please call Ozzie Ausborn, Activity and Volunteer Coordinator, for opportunities and details, at 281-240-0500 or email cinco-ranch.avc@sunriseseniorliving.com. Sunrise Assisted Living of Cinco Ranch is located at 21939 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450. We have partnered with Disney and the Helping Hands Network, please inquire to learn how you could qualify for tickets to Disney! For more information, visit our website at www.sunriseseniorliving.com.

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THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (TCF)

The Compassionate Friends—Katy Chapter (TCF-Katy), a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., on the second Tuesday of each month. Members gather at 6:30 PM, the meeting begins at 7 PM and concludes around 9 PM. All bereaved parents, family members or close friends of parents who have lost a child are invited to attend the TCF-Katy meeting. There is no cost to attend, and participation is completely voluntary. The Compassionate Friends organization is not affiliated with any religious group. For more information about the TCF-Katy chapter, please visit our website, www. compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS HOUSTON WEST CHAPTER

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday, at 7 PM, at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, Room ET102. Information about The Compassionate Friends can be obtained on the internet at www.compassionatefriends.org and the

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Houston West Chapter can be found at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. The Compassionate Friends is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and depends on support from the community to continue reaching and helping grieving parents. Donations can be mailed to: TCF Houston West, 16303 Salinas, Houston, TX 77095. Please include the name of the person being remembered so proper recognition can be made in our Chapter Newsletter.

CANCER COUNSELING OFFERS FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY/ WEST HOUSTON AREA

All cancer patients, their family members and friends are invited to join this Free Cancer Patient & Caregiver Group, on Thursdays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Join us for encouragement, sharing experiences and emotional support. Collaboration with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. BEREAVEMENT GROUPS: 2nd & 4th Mondays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, Katy. Led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer is welcome at this group. HISPANIC PATIENT & CAREGIVER GROUP: Thursdays, at 6:30 PM, Katy Medical Arts Building, 1331 West Grand Parkway North, Ste., 240, Katy, TX 77493. Please call prior to at 281-8440161. For registration and information contact Cancer Counseling 713-520-9873. Individual sessions, family therapy, In-home Emotional Therapy is available. The mission of Cancer Counseling, Inc. is to provide free professional emotional therapy and education to cancer patients, their families and friends.

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During the youth meetings, snacks, crafts and games are enjoyed. Pizza/ Video Game Nights and Holiday Parties are always a favorite. For more information, please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net or visit the website at tourettetexas.org.

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Services offered by the WIC Program include breastfeeding assistance and referrals for health and social services. The Harris County WIC Program operates thirteen sites, all of which offer evening and weekend hours. For additional information about WIC, call 713-439-6145 or www.houstontx.gov/ health/WIC. For a recorded message listing all Harris County WIC sites, you may call 713-439-6130.

ECI PROJECT TYKE

ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to children from birth to three where they live, learn, or play. ECI Project TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd. org. ECI services are available statewide to help families. Early is best!!!!!

DIFFERENT STROKES

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Different Strokes is a wonderful group dedicated to serving and supporting people who have survived strokes themselves and for their caregivers. Although our needs are different, care is given to fill the needs for all of us.

Different Strokes meets every Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. We meet together to share with one another. Please join us. If you have had a stroke or anyone you know has survived a stroke, please consider learning more about this group. We would love to have you. Call for further information: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281463-3490.

THE ARC OF KATY

The Arc of Katy, a 501-C-3 non-profit organization, is devoted to enhancing the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Katy creates opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enable each person to be a participating and respected member of our community and to grow in mind, body and spirit.

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Membership in the Arc of Katy is open to everyone. The only requirement for membership is an interest in providing opportunities for our community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All Arc of Katy members are encouraged to attend The Board of Directors meetings at 7:15 PM on the first Thursday night of each month, at The Katy Christian Ministries Administration Building, 5011 East 5th Street, Katy, TX. General membership meetings are held three times a year with all members being notified in advance. You are invited and encouraged to join us. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional information.

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GRACE FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers a safe setting for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. We offer the following biblically based support groups: • Parenting With Grace... Learning God’s timeless design for parenting. • Marriage Matters... Take your marriage to the next level. (Men love this class!) • DivorceCare... For adults and children dealing with divorce. • GriefShare... Dealing with the loss of a loved one. • Care Creations... Fellowship in a creative atmosphere. • HopeCaregivers… Encouragement while caring for a chronically ill loved one. • Leah’s Friends… Women in an Extra Grace Required marriage. • Recovery With Grace... Recovering from an unhealthy habit. • Cradle of Hope… Infertility / Miscarriage. • VIP (Victorious In Pink)... Women with cancer. First Monday each month at 9:30 AM. • Fresh Start... Single women seeking restoration after a difficult relationship. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www.whatisgrace.org/care.html.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA)

Are you having a hard time controlling the way you eat? Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you could not? Do you eat differently in private than you do in front of other people? Would you like help from others who have found a solution to food addiction? You are not alone, today there is a solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a recovery program for people who suffer from overeating, undereatinand bulimia. The program is based upon the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees and FA is open to anyone who wants to stop addictive eating. You visit the web site at www.foodaddicts.org to find out more about FA or call the FA World Service Office at 781-932-6300. Weekly meetings at the following times and locations: • Katy: Saturday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, at Katy Memorial Hermann Hospital, 23900 Katy Freeway, Meeting room Tiger A.

EATING DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP

Eating Disorder Support Group meets in the Katy, Mason Rd area. If interested contact Brooke at bcarico222@aol.com.

ST. PETER’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SUPPORT GROUPS

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church sponsors and hosts support groups for people in our community who are dealing with difficult situations. Complete meeting information is available at www.stpkaty.org or by calling 281-492-8031.

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• ADHD Parent Support Group • Alanon • Alcoholics Anonymous • Alzheimer’s Family Support • Autism Support Group • CoDA (Co-Dependents Anonymous) • Depression Bipolar Support Alliance • The Gathering Respite Care for Homebound Senior Adults • Grief Share Group • Narcotics Anonymous • Open Hearts for Family and Friends of Gays and Lesbians • Overeaters Anonymous • Women’s Cancer Support Group St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. in Katy.

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KATY ASSOCIATION OF CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS

Katy Association of Child Care Professionals is a group of registered, licensed and listed child care providers located on the north and south sides of Interstate 10 in the Katy area. Our members are qualified and experienced, as well as CPR and First Aid certified. We meet the third Wednesday of each month, at the MUD #81 building, located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon for an evening of professional training and networking. Refreshments are served. Parents and child care providers requiring more information may call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989.

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Are You a single Parent? Need an activity to share with the kids? Do you need a new group of single friends? Do you need support of friends that are in the same boat as you? Members and their children frequently enjoy camping, picnics, the Zoo, theater, dances, swimming, museums, house parties, movies and many other activities together. For more information about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners.org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www.pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646.

BREATH OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CENTER CLINIC

The Breath Of Life Children’s Center Clinic provides healthcare for uninsured and/or underinsured children. We provide immunizations, acute sick care, school physicals and well-child checkups to area children. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For questions or appointments, please call 281-398-7353.

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MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL PARENTING CLASSES

Memorial Herman Katy Hospital offers parenting classes in the following areas: Preparation for Childbirth sibling class Breast Feeding Preparation Call 713-222-CARE

PARENTING CLASSES AT WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER

West Houston Medical Center offers prenatal classes on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The following is a list of classes that are presently offered. To inquire or register, please call 281588-8065. • Childbirth Preparation/Lamaze Class (Weeknight and Weekend classes available) • Infant Care Class • Breastfeeding Class • Infant CPR Class • Infant/Child CPR Class • Community CPR Class (Infant/Child/Adult) • Sibling Adjustment Class West Houston Medical Center also offers a FREE Mother and Child Play and Informational Support Group. • Mothers with babies birth to six months meets every Wednesday from 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM in suite 201 of the Doctor’s Center. • Mothers with babies six to twelve months meets every Wednesday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in suite 201 of the Doctor’s Center.

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The program features a weekly topic that mothers with babies are eager to learn as well as a time for questions and answers. It is a time to get to know other new mothers and for your babies to have interaction with other babies. The group is moderated by the Perinatal Coordinator who has over 20 years of experience in the field. Should you have additional questions you may call 281-588-8065. The Doctor’s Center is located at 12121 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77082.

KATY’S OWN SCHOOL LUNCH REVOLUTION

Have you ever wished school lunches weren’t so full of junk food? Have you ever seen Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? There is a group for you right here in Katy! We are fortunate that Katy ISD cares about our kids and has a large budget base to work with. Let’s encourage them to include healthier food choices on school menus. Join us from the beginning as we start to gather members and momentum to spread the word that it IS possible to reduce processed foods, remove flavored milk and increase fresh fruits and veggies. If you believe it is possible to feed school aged children something other than processed chicken nuggets, stuffed crust pizza and chocolate milk then please bring your energy, your ideas and your connections and join us! Our kids deserve the best, after all, that’s why we chose to put them in Katy ISD! For more information: merag94@gmail.com or find us on Facebook: Katy’s Own School Lunch Revolution.

Craft & Hobby Groups AMERICAN SEWING GUILD IN KATY

Do you like sewing? Would you like to meet other sewing enthusiast in the Katy area? Then check out the Katy Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild’s Houston Chapter. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1 PM to 3 PM, at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more information, please check out our website at www.asghouston.org.

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PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS

The Pride of Texas Decorative Artists (a division of National Tole Society) would like to invite all decorative artists to our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. Our monthly “make it & take it” programs are taught by local artists. Please join us for fun and new ideas. For more information, call Gloria Ware 281-492-0246.

WEST HOUSTON QUILTER’S GUILD

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The West Houston Quilter’s Guild would like to invite all quilters and quilt lovers to our monthly meetings. The meetings are held at 6:30 to 9 PM, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at the Farm and Ranch Club, Salt Grass Building (Abercrombie Rd) off Patterson Rd in Bear Creek Park. We have many good programs lined up this year for both the beginner and the more experienced quilter. Everyone goes home with new tips. For hands on experience, join one of our ongoing “bees.” Guests are welcome! For more information check our website at www.whqg.org.

KATY QUILTERS

FREE Introduction to Quilting. If you thought that you would like to learn to quilt but have never sewed a stitch in your life... then this short introduction is for you. If you have sewed on and off all your life but have never attempted to quilt... then this is for you. Maybe you just want a hobby... this is for you. Take 2 hours out of your day to listen and view what it takes to start this new adventure. Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.

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KATY AREA ARTISTS

Katy Area Artists is a member league of the Lone Start Art Guild. Through this our members are connected with a wide array of artistic opportunities throughout southeastern Texas. If you are interested in attending any of KAA’s artist workshops or becoming a member, please visit our website at katyareaartists.org for dates and times as well as the membership information.

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If you are 50 and over, you are invited to join us at Willow Fork Country Club on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. We also have activities throughout each month, including day trips by bus. Couples and singles are invited. For reservations and information, please contact Kirk Hanson 281-346-0459 or Betty Larsen at 281-392-3836.

KATY 4-F BASS CLUB (FRIENDS FISHING FOR FUN)

The Katy 4-F Bass Club (Friends Fishing For Fun) is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. We are a group of angler’s who simply love to fish! For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www.katy4fbassclub.com. Boaters and non-boaters welcome!!!

TEXAS TRIUMPH REGISTER (TTR)

The Texas Triumph Register (TTR), founded in 1981, is an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation and ongoing enjoyment of the Marque. Membership is open to all who appreciate automobiles bearing the Triumph name. In addition to monthly meetings, the club sponsors rallies, shows, road tours, technical seminars and social events. For more information, please contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, mdhado@comcast.net or visit www.TexasTriumphRegister.org.

KATY BEAD GROUP

The Katy Bead Group meets every Wednesday from noon to about 4:30 PM in a room on the second floor of the Fort Bend County Library – Cinco Ranch Branch, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494. This group was founded to promote the art of making bead jewelry, bead accoutrements and bead artwork. Members meet weekly and share ideas, techniques and skills. Beginners to skilled beaders are invited to attend. Call Jean Fortier 281-693-4398 or Carol Matkin 281-492-6053 for more information or email Fortijd@aol.com.

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The Katy Pokemon TCG League is looking for new members! Using your own cards, you play tournament-style matches and learn new skills while making new friends with other Pokemon players who love playing just as much as you do! Even if you do not already know all of the rules of the game, at league, you can learn the game basics and perfect your strategy. The Katy League meets on Tuesday nights and is FREE! Player ages range from 6 to adult. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. (at Highland Knolls). YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN 60 CARD DECK and be ready for fun! We also ask that you visit www.pokemon.com and check out the POP Organized Play section for a list of the legal/playable cards before you join us. At league, you can earn free cards just for playing! Call Camille at 832-721-5481 or check out www.PokemonBuzz.com for additional information about this and other great opportunities with Pokemon!

WOODWORKER’S GUILD MEETINGS

The Katy Woodworker’s Guild meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Katy Junior High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Men and women enjoy working with wood. No experience, tools or equipment are necessary. Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215.

HOUSTON AREA WOOD CARVERS CLUB

The Houston Area Wood Carvers Club meets on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at Bayland Community Center in Houston (6400 Bissonnet). Members gather to enjoy fellowship with other carvers and to expand individual skills through classes, demonstrations and lectures by experts. HAWC is a non-profit, social organization whose members reside in the greater Houston area. To find out more about the Houston Area Wood Carvers Club, please call Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713, email carolynann@consolidated.net or visit www.houstonareawoodcarvers.com.

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American Business Women Association’s Katy Charter Chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month, at Hasta la Pasta, located on the Grand Parkway. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and meeting at 6:30. Please email RSVPs and inquiries to abwa.katy@gmail.com.

Business Network International, (BNI)/Cinco Ranch Group meets every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77450. Please RSVP to Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas.

WEST HOUSTON ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

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West Houston Chapter, International Association of Administrative Professionals meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Garden Inn (south side of I-10 at Dairy Ashford), 12245 Katy Freeway, Houston 77079. Networking begins at 5:30 PM. Dinner is served at 6:00 PM followed by a speaker and business meeting. Reservations are required for dinner by emailing the Hospitality Committee at whc_iaap@yahoo.com. Check our website at www.iaap-westhouston.org for more information. Office professionals employed or residing in West Houston, Katy and surrounding areas are invited to attend. For more information about West Houston Chapter IAAP, please contact Caroline Champness CPS/CAP at caroline. champness@bp.com.

InHouston-Katy Premier Professional Business Networking Mixer InHouston/ Katy Group invites area business professionals to come join different business professionals for the InHouston/Katy – Premier Professional Networking Mixer. No cover charge. They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For information, call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@freedomnow.net or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@ newellcheatheam.com or http://inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy.

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Business-To-Business Networking And Breakfast $5: Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 KatyFlewellen Road, Katy, 77494. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-4554579 or email janemoughon@gmail.com. Website: www.meetup.com/ BizPackNetworksHouston/events/30096641.

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Fitness Journey Network is a NEW group of Katy health and wellness professionals meeting the first Thursday of each month, at various locations in the Katy area. Membership is free. If you would like more information or would like to be a part of our group, please contact Karen Narum at 281-871-8920 or at fitnessjourney@live.com.

The ABWA West Houston Express Network (WHEN) meets the second Thursday of each month, at The Cellar Door, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Meetings focus on professional development and feature speakers from various business entities. For more information or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org.

Business Network International - BNI is the largest networking organiztion of its kind. Business Network International, (BNI)/Katy Group meets every Thursday, at 7:00 AM, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Come visit us and introduce your business to our group. Chapter contacts: President, Gary Nething, 832-247-2421 or Vice President, Angelo Molinas, 832-289-8488. For more information on Katy BNI, go to www.katybni.com.

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KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES

Katy Neighbor’s Coffees are open to all women who live in the Katy Area. It is to promote friendship in the neighborhood among old and new residents. Coffees are held once a month on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members’ homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-578-2078 or 281-395-1730.

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The Welcome Wagon Club Katy has a Monthly Coffee. The gathering will be on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Women from the Katy area, whether new or established, are invited. It is an informal gathering held in a member’s home from 10:00 AM to noon. For location of the coffee, please call Margaret at 281342-4935 or Jan at 281-398-4777 or email welcomewagonclubkaty@yahoo.com. Spring Gardening will be the theme for the March 13th Luncheon for the Welcome Wagon Club Katy. The luncheon will be held at the Cinco Ranch Golf Club, 23030 Cinco Blvd., Katy, TX. Arrival time is 11:30 AM. The luncheon cost is $20. Reservations are required and must be made by Thursday, March 8, 2012. An advance payment will be required. Make your check out to “Welcome Wagon Club Katy” and mail to Welcome Wagon Club Katy, c/o Sharon Harrel, 28626 Wing Elm Dr., Katy, TX 77494. Any questions contact Sharon, 281-392-1658, wsharrel@consolidated.net or email welcomewagonclubkaty@yahoo.com. The Welcome Wagon Club of Katy is a community minded, social organization, with membership open to all woman in the Katy area. Monthly activities include: Decorating, Mahjongg, Bunco, Local Trips, Dinning Out, as well as Lunch and a Movie.

NEWCOMERS AND NEIGHBORS OF GREATER HOUSTON

Looking to make new friends? Want to participate in fun activities? You are cordially invited to join one of Houston’s friendliest women’s clubs! We have monthly luncheons and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities. Meetings are held at Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX 77042. Cost is $25 per person. For more info contact: Chris Duncan, Membership VP, P. O. Box 19882, Houston, TX 77224-9882, email: NNGHMembership@yahoo.com. Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston (NNGH.org) was established in 1957 to provide friendly fellowship and fun activities for Houston women. From September through May, there are monthly luncheons (normally third Wed of each month, except November) and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities (e,g., bridge, mah jong, bunco, bowling, beading, book club, play reading, sewing and crafts, movie and lunch bunch, creative cooking, wine tastings - just to name a few). NNGH is truly one of Houston’s friendliest women’s clubs and certainly the most active. In addition, we have events and activities throughout the year to benefit selected non-profit organizations. This year we are working with Boys and Girls Country and Houston SPCA.

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If you are a woman residing in west Houston and surrounding communities, we welcome your involvement in the Green Trails Ladies Club. Membership is open to residents of Katy, west Houston and surrounding areas. Varied opportunities are provided for women to explore common interests and develop friendships in the neighborhood setting. The club features activity and game groups of interest to the members. This currently includes: Bunco (3 groups), Scrabble, Games for Couples, Mah Jong, Book Chats and Sweets (a book review fellowship), Indian Vegetarian Cooking, Potpourri (a variety of events, excursions, seminars, and fun activities) Women of the Word (a Bible study fellowship group), Mom’s Play Date (a play group for moms with pre-school and elementary age children), The Art Bunch (fine arts and crafts) and Girls Night Out Movie Classics and Dinner (monthly). Get plugged into as many of these facets of our club as you are inclined! Don’t miss out on fun you can have in 2010. Become a member of the Green Trails Ladies Club. Submit the information requested below along with the $20 annual membership dues to: Green Trails Ladies Club, P. O. Box 573, Barker, Texas 77413-0573. Membership renewal is also now due for existing members who have not paid dues since May of 2009. Contact Helen Connolly at 281-578-3382 for more information. Thanks to the members and leaders of our club who keep it viable and fun for the ladies of west Houston, Katy and surrounding communities.

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a surgery clinic and a wellness clinic and has volunteer opportunities. Please visit us online at www.snapus.org or the Surgery Clinic at 713-863-0010, the Wellness Clinic at 713-862-8001 or the Mobile Clinic at 713-522-2337. SpECIAL pALS - Please help us keep our doors open so we can help the homeless animals. We have no choice but to send out a SOS “Save Our Shelter.” Please send your donation in today to: Special Pals, Inc, 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston, TX 77084. Special Pals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we need your ‘yelp’ in supporting our animal shelter. 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston, Texas 77084, 281-579-PETS (7387). Hours are: monday-friday 12:00 - 3:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 PM. S.T.A.A.R. (SOUTh TExAS ANImAL ADOpTION RESOURCE) is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding loving homes for dogs that have been discarded, or neglected. We are a no-kill, not for profit organization that is run entirely by volunteers. We hope that you enjoy our website, and that what you find there informs, endears and enlightens. Maybe you too will become a part of the ever-growing S.T.A.A.R. family. Visit us at www.staarnet.org to see pictures of the available dogs or you can call 281-392-0927. Please donate online or by mail to: P.O. Box 6575, Katy, Texas, 77491. WEImARANER RESCUE Of NORTh TExAS has wonderful Weims available for immediate adoption in the Houston area. Visit www.weimrescuetexas.org for details or call 972-994-3572. Foster homes for these marvelous dogs are also urgently needed. Houston area Wiemarner’s can be found at this website.

NOAh’S ARk is an independent community-supported non-profit animal shelter that provides humane shelter and services for homeless, sick and abused animals. Through contributions from private individuals and organizations, the shelter is able to maintain its dedication to animals. Without the generous support of animal-lovers in this community and beyond. Visit the shelter at 18430 K-Z Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. For more information, visit our website at www.noahs-ark-sanctuary.org or call 281-351-NOAH. (SNAp) SpAy-NEUTER ASSISTANCE pROGRAm, INC. provides free (to qualified individuals) and low-cost (to all) spay/neuter and wellness services for domesticated dogs and cats, and feral cats. SNAP provides sterilization services, vaccinations, heartworm tests and preventative, and flea preventatives. SNAP is a non-profit organization that has mobile clinics,

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If the closest you plan to get to a spring break getaway is watching it on MTV, you’re not alone. Gas prices have surged to an average of $3.55 a gallon, turning the idea of spring break into spring broke for many Americans. Oil has been trading above $100 a barrel for the last two weeks pushing airfares up as well. Jet fuel costs jumped by nearly 20 percent in January and according to a report by NPR, ticket prices have increased as much as 30 percent in recent weeks. If resting on the couch is more likely than resting on the beach this spring break, here are some affordable ways to have fun at home. Build a Home for Someone in Need - Don’t simply spend your spring break in front of the tube. Do something unforgettable with your time and help construct a home for someone in need. Connect with a local building project in your area through Habitat for Humanity. You’ll learn some new skills, help the less fortunate and maybe even work on that spring break tan. Go Camping - You don’t have to go to an exotic location to hunt down adventure. Chances are there’s something wild going on in your state or zip code. Get help finding it by heading to ReserveAmerica.com. Plug in a location and find the best camping spots available. Save even more money by borrowing gear from friends. Redecorate a Room - Instead of spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars on spring break travel, make an investment into your surroundings. Pick a room in your home and come up with a plan for redecorating it. Get free inspiration from the Before and After gallery at BHG.com. Then head to a thrift store, fabric outlet and home improvement warehouse to gather affordable supplies and tools. Knock Out Some Top Movies - Chances are you haven’t seen all of the movies on the IMDB (The Internet Movie Database) top 250 list. Knock out some of the best films of all time during your spring break vacation. Check for copies at your local library where you should find many of these hits for free. Explore a Trail - Take some time to discover a section of the more than 30,000 miles of bike trails, walking trails, equestrian trails, and hiking trails available with the help of Traillink.com. It’s a non-profit helping local communities convert unused railroad tracks into trails. You’ll probably be shocked at how many of these trail projects you can explore without leaving your state. It may not be the journey you were hoping to take this spring break, but at least you’ll be making the most of your time off. By Alison Storm

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HOUSTON AREA EVENTS IN MARCH Now – March 18th – The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo See www.rodeohouston.com for events, carnival and performer details. March 18th - Tour de Houston Presented by Apache Corporation This annual fundraiser bike ride will take place Sunday, March 18, 2012. The severe drought conditions spreading throughout Texas have dramatically increased the need to protect our parks and green spaces. Funds raised from this year’s ride will benefit Houston’s reforestation efforts through our non-profit partner, Houston Parks Board, dedicated to creating, improving and protecting parkland in the greater Houston region. More at: www.tourdehouston.org. Azalea Trail - March 9th - March 11th One of the surest signs of spring in Houston is the annual Azalea Trail. Houstonians and visitors view the spectacular gardens at Bayou Bend and Rienzi and visit River Oaks’ exquisite private homes and admire their breathtaking gardens. For more info: www.riveroaksgardenclub.org/AzaleaTrail.cfm. Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 17th at 12 PM The Houston St. Patrick’s Parade is a free event. The two-hour parade has historically been one of the largest in the U.S. and each year includes over 100 entrees to delight the Irish and Irish-at-heart. See www.hsppc.org/ for more info. 31st Annual K-9 Fun Run & Walk - March 25, 2012 from 8 AM to 1 PM Houston’s oldest dog walk! Join us for a 1-mile competitive run with your dog, or a 1-mile non-competitive jog/walk with or without your pup. Cost is $25, get more info at: www.houstonhumane.org/fun-run/. Houston Children’s Festival - March 31, 2012 - April 1, 2012 Designated as “Houston’s Official Family Celebration,” the Houston Children’s Festival is gearing up for Houston’s favorite family outing. For more info: www.houstonchildrensfestival.com/.

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Phone  Number

Business  Hours

Services

Katy  Annex

1331  Pin  Oak  Road Katy,  TX    77494

800-­‐ASK-­‐USPS 281-­‐574-­‐1401

Katy  Finance

5701  4th  Street Katy,  TX    77493

800-­‐ASK-­‐USPS 800-­‐275-­‐8777 281-­‐391-­‐7538

Mon  -­‐  Fri 8:00  am  -­‐  4:30  pm Sat  -­‐  Sun Closed

Passport  ApplicaHon   Services

Fulshear  

8055  FM  359  Road  S. Fulshear,  TX    77441

800-­‐ASK-­‐USPS 800-­‐275-­‐8777 281-­‐533-­‐9146

Mon  -­‐  Thru Passport  ApplicaHon 8:30  am  -­‐  12:30  pm Services 1:00  -­‐  4:00  pm Fri 8:30  am  -­‐  12:30  pm Sat  -­‐  Sun Closed

Ace  at Waterside

9825  S.  Mason  Road Suite  190 Richmond,  TX    77406

800-­‐ASK-­‐USPS 800-­‐275-­‐8777 281-­‐762-­‐2928

Mon  -­‐  Sat 9:00  am  -­‐  6:00  pm Sun 10:00  am  -­‐  5:00  pm

Ace  Hardware at  Cinco  Ranch

1720  S.  Mason  Road Katy,  TX    77450

800-­‐ASK-­‐USPS 800-­‐275-­‐8777 281-­‐392-­‐5200

Mon  -­‐  Fri 9:00  am  -­‐  6:00  pm Sat 9:00  am  -­‐  2:00  pm

Mailbox  Key  Request  Informa6on                    Mailbox  keys  for  77450  Zip  Code  Area  call  281-­‐829-­‐5062                    Mailbox  keys  for  77494  Zip  Code  Area  call  281-­‐574-­‐1401 Mailbox  Maintenance  and  Repair  Contact  Informa6on                    Mailbox  in  77450  Zip  Code  Area  call  281-­‐647-­‐0673  and  speak  with  Amy                    Mailbox  in  77494  Zip  Code  Area  call  281-­‐574-­‐1401  and  speak  with  Jim

CINCO RANCH IMPORTANT NUMBERS TM

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT Cinco I 281-599-0408 PCMI Inc. 281-870-0585 Cinco II 713-981-9000 Heritage Grand Office 713-932-1122 Simply Cinco - Sales Center 281-395-2200 Twin Villas 281-370-7586 Internet Web Page www.CincoRanchLife.org

TRASH / MUD Royal Disposal 713-526-1536 Waste Corporation of America (WCA) 281-368-8397 Republic Waste 713-726-7300 ST Water & Sewer (Cinco MUD’S) 281-579-4500 CornerStone MUD 713-405-1750 Willowfork Drainage Dist. 713-703-8605 www.WillowForkDrainageDistrict.com

POOLS CR Beach Club & Lifeguard Office Equestrian Village Greenway Village Pool North Lake Pool South Ranch Pool Cinco Ranch Water Park Highland Park Pool Party Reservations (Greater Houston Pool)

UTILITIES / POST OFFICE Center Point Energy 713-659-2111 Entex-leaking gas 713-659-3552 Reliant Energy 713-207-7777 Street Light Outages 713-207-2222 or visit www.ceneterpointenergy.com/outage Grande Communications 866-314-4880 Consolidated Comm. (Phone) 281-753-1793 Comcast Communications 713-341-1000 Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777 Katy Post Office 281-829-5062 Metro Park & Ride 713-635-4000 Dept. of Public Safety (Katy) 281-391-4874 Poison control 1-800-764-7661 Ft. Bend Animal Control 281-342-1512 Harris Ct. Animal Control 281-999-3191

LAW ENFORCEMENT EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) Non-emergency: Ft. Bend Ct. Sheriff’s Dept. Harris Ct. Constables Katy I.S.D. Police Dept. FIRE DEPARTMENT West I-10 Volunteer Dept. Harris Ct Ft. Bend ESD2 ( Willowfork Fire Dept) Community Fire Dept. (S. of Willowfork) Fulshear/Simonton Fire Dept

Cinco Ranch II

281-395-4229 281-492-1614 281-395-4373 281-395-8633 281-398-7605 281-392-6607 281-392-4509 713-771-7665

911 281-341-4665 281-463-6666 281-237-4000

281-675-3600 281-395-0012 281-498-1310 281-346-2800

HEALTH DEPARTMENT Ft. Bend Ct. Health Dept. Harris Ct. Health Dept.

281-342-6414 713-526-1841

MEDICAL Memorial Hermann Katy Christus St. Catherine

281-644-7000 281-599-5700

March 2012

LIBRARIES Maude Marks Cinco Ranch Katy Branch

281-492-8592 281-395-1311 281-391-3509

COMMUNITY The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch Katy Chamber of Commerce City of Katy Katy Christian Ministries Community Prayer Line

281-395-4653 281-391-5289 281-391-4800 281-391-5261 281-723-7729

SCHOOLS KISD Administration KISD Transportation Dept. Bus Schedules Stanley Elementary Wood Creek Junior High Seven Lakes High School Cinco Ranch High School

281-396-6000 281-396-7560 281-396-2700 281-234-1400 281-234-0800 281-237-2800 281-237-7000

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